Monday, August 13, 2012

“Crossroads”: Networks, Communication, and Exchange in the Early Modern World

International Graduate Conference in Interdisciplinary Early Modern Studies 31 August – 1 September 2012 St Catharine’s College, Cambridge CALL FOR PAPERS This conference is designed to facilitate collaboration and discussion between graduate students working on the early modern period from across the UK and Europe. Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of the early modern world, with a particular emphasis on interaction and exchange across cultural, social, linguistic, or geographic borders. Participants are encouraged to share ideas arising from their own research and to consider how their work relates to an interdisciplinary – and international – context. Possible themes for papers include: · Migration and the role of foreign communities within early modern towns · The construction and dynamics of social and professional networks · Trade, travel, and the exchange and circulation of material objects · Translation and the circulation of printed texts or manuscripts · The role of institutions as centres of interaction, knowledge-transfer, and the dissemination of information Papers should last around 30 minutes, and will be followed by questions and informal group discussion. Proposals should consist of an abstract of 200-300 words; please also provide full name, institution, and contact details. Funding may be available for those travelling from outside Cambridge. Proposals for papers should be submitted by email to Jennifer Bishop ( by 10 August 2012. Attendance at the conference is free and open to all graduate students, but numbers may be limited. Please to reserve a place.


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